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    Buxton named BA's player of the year

    2013 Minor League Player Of The Year: Byron Buxton - BaseballAmerica.com

    They also listed in future grades and compared them to Trout:
    Hit 70 70
    Power 60 60
    Run 80 80
    Arm 70 50
    Field 70 70
    Overall 70 70

    The first numbers are his, the second are Trouts'.

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    Other than his arm, they think Buxton will be very similar... Nice to see.

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    Unless it was posted backwards, they are actually giving the edge in arm to Buxton.

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    From Ben Badler- "best minor leaguer I've ever seen" and "the comparisons of Byron Buxton to Trout at the same age are legitimate."

    Also, from JJ Cooper- "we always take age, league context, and prospect status into consideration. If not, Chris Colabello has this year's best case."

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    When I was in Cedar Rapids to watch the Kernels, I sat next to a scout for the Mets. I didn't get his name, but I asked him if there was too much hype for BB. He said "not enough" and said that while reports for him were great when he signed, he was far better less than a year later. It is early, but he could be the best ever to wear a Twins uni.

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    I'm sure the chat at 4pm will be loaded with juicy morsels.

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    I kind of wish we could invoke some kind of media and fan injunction to stop any talk of Buxton until he actually plays a MLB game. As a fan of Minnesota sports, I've been conditioned to believe hype for my teams leads to utter disappointment and fate is going to come along at any moment and kick our would-be star square in the ding dong.

    Please restore my faith and become what these karma-tempting prognosticators promise you will be Byron!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicksaviking View Post
    I kind of wish we could invoke some kind of media and fan injunction to stop any talk of Buxton until he actually plays a MLB game. As a fan of Minnesota sports, I've been conditioned to believe hype for my teams leads to utter disappointment and fate is going to come along at any moment and kick our would-be star square in the ding dong.

    Please restore my faith and become what these karma-tempting prognosticators promise you will be Byron!
    Fate would have to first catch up to Buxton, which might be impossible.

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    I was a little surprised to see that Buxton will be the 4th BA player of the year to play for the Twins since 2000. The others:

    Jon Rauch
    Joe Mauer
    Delmon Young

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    The grades listed for Trout were his projected future grades then. BA noted that his hit tool would now be an 80 and his power a 70.

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    Good for him, he has sure earned it.

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    I wonder if Buxton has filed a restraining order against Verve yet....
    Do or do not. There is no try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicksaviking View Post
    Unless it was posted backwards, they are actually giving the edge in arm to Buxton.
    I never said otherwise.

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    There has only been two players to be named baseballamerica's high school player of the year and milb player of the year. Buxton and some catcher named Mauer.

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    Here is the transcript from BA's chat. Lots of great stuff on Buxton and Sano. Well worth reading through.

    BaseballAmerica.com: Chat Prospects

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    We hadn't seen a rookie like Trout, when it comes to all around game, in generations...and this year he's even better offensively. As hopeful as I am that Buxton ends up as good or better, I wish they'd stop these kind of comparisons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willihammer View Post
    I was a little surprised to see that Buxton will be the 4th BA player of the year to play for the Twins since 2000. The others:

    Jon Rauch
    Joe Mauer
    Delmon Young
    Well, if top prospects are a 50/50 proposition, we're looking good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePuck View Post
    We hadn't seen a rookie like Trout, when it comes to all around game, in generations...and this year he's even better offensively. As hopeful as I am that Buxton ends up as good or better, I wish they'd stop these kind of comparisons.
    Me too but it happens in every sport, anytime a gifted athlete comes along he's almost immediately annointed as the next greatest player ever, before ever even playing a pro game.

    Media hype sells.

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    We got the table setter, and the clean-up guy. Now we need the #1 stud. Hoping Stewart can be seen as that guy this time next season.

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    A year or two ago BA started to put risk rating on their prospects. The prospect gets a ceiling rating (20-80 on the scouting scale) and a chance to reach that ceiling rating (low/medium/high). Today in the chat Buxton got a 75 medium (no prospect has gotten 80). The fact he got 75 is special on its own but getting a medium for a 19 year old in A ball is nuts. While I agree no prospect should be compared to Trout after what he did last year it is impossible not to get excited about this kid.

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